Replacing the Power Seat Relay

A couple our members have had a problem with the powered seats not working.

Normally this is caused by the seat relay malfunctioning.

The relay replacement can be replaced with the following relays.

MB #002 542 22 19 Siemens Part #72KD305 or Chrysler #05104857AA

To gain access to the solenoid remove the lower dash panel on the driver’s side. Taking the lower dash panel off is a pain, lots of screws in an awkward spot. It can be lowered without removing the headlight module.

Working under the dash is quite awkward and a light is required to see the positions of the screws.

Position of Relay - Replacing The Seat Relay
Photo courtesy of crossfireforum.org

Reset Service indicator

 

You know how frustrating it can be once you have done a service and the Service indicator beep at you because it needs resetting, here is the answer to your prayers.

Thanks to Karl Edmondson who passed on this information after he found this simple reset feature.

Follow this simple procedure.

  1. Turn your ignition key to on/run
  2. within one second press the left mileage trip button twice
  3. A status for days or distance is displayed. Within 10 seconds turn the ignition key to Off / Lock.
  4. Press and hold the button while turning the Key to on / run again. The present status for distance / days is displayed once more, continue to hold the button in.
  5. After approximately 5 – 10 seconds a signal sounds and the display shows 10000 miles hold for a further 10seconds then release the button.
  6. The trip will now remind you of the next service in 10000 miles
  7. It may take more than one go at resetting it.

Bonnet Release Problem

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You have no idea the sinking feeling you get a day before a road trip when you pull the bonnet release lever in the cabin and nothing happens!

So you then look at how you can get to the latch and trust me that makes your heart sink even further. You can’t get to it from underneath and even if you cut a hole in the grill that wouldn’t help you either.

So I spent an afternoon looking at the Forums on the internet and lo and behold on the CICCI Forum a member called Toolman came to the rescue. With photographs and an easy guide on how to get it open without the use of an angle grinder.

So here goes,

All you need is a 10mm racket spanner, a spare pair of hands and a lot of patience.

By going in through the top grill slot and with a little bit of manoeuvring you can get the spanner on the nut and start the long process of undoing it. It helps if someone can pull the bonnet up whilst you are doing it it stops the nut from moving backwards.

One hour later and two very sore knee’s later we got the bonnet open.

At this point you do need to be careful because of the wiring and switch assembly which is underneath the bulkhead. We repositioned the latch spring reassembled it and it was as good as new.

It never ceases to amaze me that someone in the Crossfire community can solve most of the problems that would leave even the greatest mechanics scratching heads.

Once again a huge thank you to the guys at CrossfireForum.org

Paint Codes for Chrysler Crossfires

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Any owners who have had bodywork done such as rear wheel arches or the tailgate rusting issues know only to well how hard it is to get the bodyshop to match the colours particularly with the metallic finishes.

So here are the codes for all the model years.

A big thank you to John Oliver and Mo Perry’s UK Crossfire Owners Facebook Group for allowing us to use this information.

 

The Dreaded Warning Light Blues.

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If you are like me you are the type of person who like things in life to be simple, because simple doesn’t give you headaches or sleepless nights. I often hear stories from fellow Crossfire owners about all sorts of issues, error codes etc which when I read them I start to panic a little because I equate warning lights with expensive garage repairs.

So to my surprise yesterday evening a warning light I had never seen before came on and scared the life out of me.

Now I did read the owners manual once when I got the car a couple of years ago and all that I had remembered is that if its red stop, if its amber go home and get it checked.

Fortunately it was amber so at least I could get home. Now on the way home my mind was racing, what could it be, it must be serious because it looks serious as symbol. So I did just that, got home in the dark got my handbook out and looked up the chart for understanding your instrument panel.

My relief was immeasurable it was telling me that It I had a bulb out, so that is easy to sort out I thought. So with the help of my Grand Daughter I managed to diagnose that it was the offside brake light. That’s easy to fix I thought I will replace it with one out of my universal Bulb Kit I bought for when we go touring the continent.

I have discovered though that nothing straight forward in this life. Standard bulbs do not fit the Crossfire because of a peculiar pin arrangement on the bulb and socket. So after a visit to our local Halfords I bought a pair and replaced them.

So I thought I would share my findings with the rest of you who travel on the continent. Please make sure you have the correct replacement bulbs because the on the spot fines particularly in France can be pretty horrific.

Zunsport Discounts for Members of British Crossfires

Zunsport.pngChristmas has come early Chaps Zunsport have been good enough to give us a 15% discount code for when we buy products from their online shop.

The Chrome and Black Grills are a firm favourite with Crossfire Owners who want a more contemporary look to the front end.

Not only do Zunsport manufacture Grills they also make a great Boot blind to keep prying eyes off your valuables.

To look at the products go to https://www.zunsport.com/en/chrysler-grilles/chrysler-crossfire-front-grille-set and if you buy use the code ZU041510. Happy shopping.

Zunsport Market Rear Luggage Cover

 

Zunsport are to market the after sales luggage cover developed by Karl Edmundson during the past twelve months. As most of you are aware the original covers are very rare and when they do become available the fixings are often missing. These covers are specifically for the Crossfire and SRT6 coupe so they fit perfectly.

Here is the link to the Luggage cover on Zunsports webpage.

https://www.zunsport.com/en/chrysler-grilles/chrysler-crossfire-retractable-trunk-cover-Black

When was your Crossfire Made?

Had a quick chat with Chuk Colombani on the American Crossfire Owners group on Facebook and he gave me a quick way to check when your pride and joy was made, not when first registered which is a different story altogether.

I will use Mr Gray our Crossfire as an example of how easy it is once you know where to look.

Firstly open your drivers door and locate the data badge, this is normally by the drivers door here in the UK.

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Then look for the Vehicle identification Label.

Look at the Date of MFR (Manufacture) on the top left of the label

Ours reads 01/05 which is the date format which is Month/Year

Therefore Mr Gray was manufactured in January 2005

The second piece of information is MDH (Manufacture Day an Hour) which in directly under the previous information.

Mr Gray reads 013110 This format is Month/Day/Time

Therefore ours is January 31st at 10.00am

So from now on we will have a bit of a party for its birthday.

When was yours manufactured?

Let us know.

Safety Warning, Fuel Line Check

A motorist was left devastated after his Chrysler sports car burst into flames and was completely destroyed just half an hour after he bought it.

Paul Gregory spent £3,700 on the convertible Crossfire, which he bought from a used-car dealer in Sevenoaks, Kent. Just three miles into the 250-mile journey back to his home in Manchester, the 10-year-old car suddenly caught fire.

Karl Edmundson Had an issue with his fuel line several months ago. He found an issue with a pressurised fuel line near to the fuel pump and filter. The line had been chaffing against the bodywork and was almost worn through.

Photo by Karl Edmundson

Given the fact a Crossfire suddenly caught fire due to a fuel problem it may be worth checking your cars. All you need to do is jack up the rear offside wheel, take off the wheel then you can check the lines all around the fuel pump and filter. Don’t just look at the lines feel the lines for signs of any wear.

If it does wear through you will have pressurised petrol spraying around the area of the catalytic converters. Karl has said that he knows of at least one person who did check their car after he posted and did find they had the same issue.